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the thousands of the items honoring the sandy hook school shooting victims. the flowers, the signs, the teddy bears and the tributes will become part of a sacred memorial. we'll tell you about that. >>> also, i'll talk with a congressman who wants to use the national rifle association against itself on gun reform. if there is a disconnect between nra members and the nra leadership. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gi of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. it's lots of things. all waking up. ♪ becoming part of the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ trees will talk to networks will talk to scientists about climate change. cars will talk to road sensors will talk to stoplights about traffic efficiency. the ambulance will talk to patient records will talk to doctors about saving lives. it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. the next big thing? we're going to wake the world up. ♪ and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. ♪ cisco. tomorrow starts h
to twitter. what if we could honor the 26 lives lost at sandy hook elementary with small acts of kindness, leaving a stranger an unexpected treat or inspirational message or a way to keep warm. >> i've always made quilts. i thought, wouldn't it be nice to make quilt, one for each child and then donate them. >> reporter: using the #26acts, people began sharing their kindness on social media and just nine days later what has become a massive wave reaching to the halls of congress. >> i think america was looking for ways to demonstrate their grief, caring, empathy. >> reporter: to the other side of the world. >> i just kind of thought, you know, if this makes someone smile, that's a pretty good thing. >> reporter: as more and more people shared their good deeds online, they inspired others. teachers challenged their students. in rhode island, ashley prugh's class is collecting food and books for underprivileged. >> they by far exceeded anything i could have expected. >> reporter: after giving hand warmers to her bus driver, stephanie challenged her co-workers to do something, too. now the so
, and then have slowly been settling down and that was mostly because of superstorm sandy. so today with the level at this more palatable sort of level at 350,000 the big question is will today be just a blip or will this be the beginning of a trend, and that's what you really want to see. you want to see the level of layoffs continuing to at least stay the same and obviously you want to see them come down but at the same time you also want to see hiring happening and that's where that government jobs report that we focus on once a month, that's where that comes into play. we're going to get the next one next week, that government jobs report and the big worry, carol, that's hanging over all of this is the fiscal cliff. although we're still in the middle of wondering what congress is going to do about it, companies are already holding back hiring so that is clearly impacting the jobs market but the good news once again is the layoffs are slowing, down 12,000 to 350,000 last week. carol? >> thank you very much, washington. alison kosik thank you so much. >>> growing outrage over the decision of a n
for sandy, that's part of the discretionary spending. >> and part of this is a snowball, right, so the cuts take place, they have their effect but they dampen consumer confidence. >> that's right. >> people are less confident, they spend less and hurts the economy more. >> if you look at what happened last year with the debt wrangling in august of 2011, consumer confidence dipped 30% and that was without the worry over tax hikes. >> even if it's not clear exactly what's going to happen in the fiscal cliff i'm hearing from retailers, they're saying we're feeling this. holiday sales were dampened by it, what happened next year as far as business hiring could be dampened as well. >> retail stocks are down. the stock market has been jittery and business is extremely worried. >> any silver lining at all? some good news? >> one silver lining if we go over the cliff it's possible that will create a political reset that will change the terms of debate and really focus things and get a deal done fingers crossed. >> part of that deal also another thing i hear from businesses
. >>> barrelling towards the fiscal cliff. >>> and what a concert, superstars for sandy relief, some of the greatest music performers on stage for last night's all-star benefit concert. >> did you stay up? >> i knew it happening. >> there is sir paul mccarthy playing with nirvana. good morning. i'm john berman. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. >>> up first, new information about the 22-year-old sandwich shop worker who killed two people and critically wounded a teenager at a suburban portland mall. friends say jacob roberts was a happy young man until about a week ago when he quit his job and told his ex-girlfriend he was moving to hawaii. we are also learning more about the three people that robert shot. a dedicated hospice nurse, a former radio executive, remembered as a mentor and a jewelrymaker, and a 15-year-old girl who took a bullet to the chest but is expected to survive. dan simon is live from suburban portland. what else are you finding out about jacob roberts? you know, everybody is questioning what was the motive here? >> good morning. investigators have not found anything in ter
in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> enough is enough now. becoming a little bit too much. >> reporter: in the suburbs of new york city, where they're still struggling in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. by windy night, the heavy snow in connecticut reduced visibility and blanket the roads. >> frustrating, especially going down the hills. >> reporter: a similar scene in massachusetts, where drivers are taking it extra slow. the snow is causing headaches at the airports, over 7,000 flights stranded. and in the northeast, the weather system pounded parts of the midwest and spawn iing 46 tornadoes in the south including this one caught on a surveillance tape at a walgreens in ohio. >>> in kentucky, authorities were on the scene in dozens of accidents. in arkansas, thousands were left without power after the snow dumped 15 inches in part of the state. little rock saw its snowiest christmas ever. >> beautiful here but it is just too cold and the power is out and i don't like it when the power is out. >> i'm from iowa originally. i moved here about 30 years ago to get way from this. >> repo
sandy hook parent saying that a step in the right direction might be arming those in schools. so for those parents that may say to you, yes. i feel more comfortable with an armed guard in their child's building, what do you say to them? what do you say to what they want done right now, the safety of their children? >> what i would say is we need to be both quick and right. the vice president of the united states, the person who has led on this issue in the past is working very hard with a group right now. this isn't some long-term study committee. the president will have a bill in january, and i think that we need to make sure that the bill we bring forward will make real change and that it's right. so we shouldn't rush to put forth a bad bill. i don't believe adding more guns to the environment is a solution. i do believe that cities need to have additional, red-made plans that are sensitive to responding to schools rapidly. >> what did you do in atlanta once this happened? >> that's the charge that i made to my police chief and we're developing plans in the city of atlanta to r
the misery caused by hurricane sandy. >> it's thursday, december 13th. and "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning, welcome, everybody. our starting point this morning is a look inside the mind of a 22-year-old sandwich shop clerk who went on a shooting rampage at a suburban portland shopping mall. here is what we know about the young man. his name is jacob tyler roberts. friends say he was usually upbeat, sweet even. suddenly quit his job last week. his ex-girlfriend said he announced he was going to move to hawaii. he never followed through on that. instead police say he put a hockey mask on and headed toward the clackamas town center mall on tuesday afternoon. ended up killing a dedicated hospice nurse and respected former radio executive. critically wounded a 15-year-old girl before he finally committed suicide. it all brings us right to dan simon. he's live from suburban portland this morning. what else do we know about jacob roberts? >> reporter: well, good morning, soledad. his name surfaced less than 24 hours ago so it's still a bit early in the investigation. but the thi
events may have, of course, pushed consumers to spend less this season including hurricane sandy and concerns about how tax hikes from the fiscal cliff could impact their wallets. joining us for more on the numbers is michael mcnamara of mastercard advisers. great to have you with us. many analysts, retailers had high hopes for the season. i think it's looking weaker than expected. of course we had hurricane sandy and we're dealing with the fiscal cliff, as well. what do you think the big driver was of these slower growth numbers? >> well, good morning. yes, you hit on two of the big ones. really the season tripped coming out of the starting gate with hurricane sandy. the impact in the northeast and mid-atlantic, both those regions of the country actually had negative holiday seasons for the holiday-related sectors that we track. other areas of the country that were not impacted by significant weather in the southeast, south central, mountain and west, were up 2% to 4% year over year. so really depended on where you were in the country, how but during the holiday season. >> okay.
'll bring to justice whoever committed these murders. >> all of the effects of hurricane sandy already. >> sandy's carved a path of destruction across all along the ooirn seaboard. we can't fully secure the crane until the wind dies down. >> oh, my god. is there another story on this? gangnam style. >> honey boo boo. >> the shutting rolling down the streets of l.a. >> 1kw4r50i6r7b david petr gene >> syria has gone on for 20 -- >> these redline warnings talk? >> cnn projects barack obama will be re-elected president of the united states. >> terror at an elementary school in connecticut. >> 20 children dead. six adults are also dead. >> so our hearts are broken today. for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children. may god bless the memory of the victims. and in the words of -- heal the broken-hearted and bind up their wounds. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a de
. kelly: we do. jamie: a new tribute to the victims of the sandy hook school shooting. we can't do enough to let them know we care. a community far from connecticut got together to honor those killed. that story is on its way ♪ kelly: britain's royal family is celebrating the christmas holiday. most of the family attending church services in london with a few exceptions, dawning a turquois coat and matching hat, queen elizabeth the ii arrived at the church early this morning with most of the royal family. the queen also delivering her yearly message to great britain and the commonwealth, this year in three defor the first time. reminding people to keep soldiers, first-responders and their families in their hearts on christmas. >> for many christmas is also a time for coming together but for others service will come first. those serving in our armed forces, in our emergency services, and in our hospitals whose sense of duty takes them away from family and friends will be missing those they love. and those who have lost loved ones may find this day especially full of memories. that's why
for first-time unemployment claims last week. that's a high number. forget about sandy, 370,000 is a high number. here we are raising taxes on everybody who worked by $120 billion. maybe we'll also raise taxes on richer people, wealthier people. raise the tax on dividends and interest and capital gains. that amount to a big tax increase in a weak economy. should we be doing that? >> what we are told is all across the board this is what has to happen. we need revenues brought into the federal government. a lot of people unhappy with that model. but that what's they are arguing. >> reporter: that's what they are arguing. but the president wants higher tax rates on the rich web's standing firm on that. the republicans are not going to say caved but they agreed to $800 billion in extra tax revenues over 10 years. so yes a tax increase is coming in one form or another. and you add that to the payroll tax increase and you have got a big tax increase coming count pike in a weak economy. martha: it will hurt across the board from the top to the bottom. everybody's financial picture will look diff
of hot water for making nice with president obama in the wake of hurricane sandy. >> 2.8 million people without power. i've watched these extraordinary scenes over new jersey today, really quite unprecedented. i've never seen anything quite like it. have you ever seen anything like this in your lifetime? >> no, i haven't. you know, you see sights like the seaside heights board walk where the program "the jersey shore" is filmed, the boardwalk is gone. it is gone. music rides, roller coaster ride, in the ocean. it's incredible. homes destroyed. it's an awful thing. >> you've taken charge, as you've always done in these situations, in a very impressive way. people have been surprised you've been so outspokenly supportive and praiseworthy to the president. i'm not surprised knowing you but explain to me why you were happy to do that so close to an election when some might say politically that wasn't the best thing to do. >> this is much more important than any election, piers. this is the livelihood of the people in my state when the president does this evenings that deserve praise, i will
storm named sandy ravaged his state days before the presidential election. a romney backer, suddenly christie was standing arm in arm with the president, praising mr. obama's leadership as they toured sandy's wrath. >> when you know you have responsibility for those folks, you could give a damn about the politics of things. i could care less today. >> number three, olympian gabby douglas. >> gabby douglas! >> one of the fab five of the london games, she captured our hearts, becoming the first african-american gymnast to win gold in both the individual all around and team competitions at the same olympics. >> i wanted to inspire a nation, and the whole point about this is inspire a generation, and i love that. >> she did just that. number two, school age activisted malala yusuf. she spoke against taliban rule. not yet a teenager, she dared to suggest that girls not only deserve but have a right to an education. >> i will get my education if it is in home school or any place. >> the taliban retaliated, hunting her down, shooting her in the neck and back. the attack outraged, even harde
for their slow response from superstorm sandy and getting power turned back on for those residents who were in the dark and the cold for a couple of weeks. our plans changed a little bit last night. we decided to spend the night in clarks summit because the road conditions deteriorated and we didn't want to go farther north. the borough president told me their snow totals were down last year and they were able to stockpile some of the salt from the roadways last year and that's what they're using for this storm. council president says they're happy this first snowstorm of the season hasn't been a major blizzard for them. >> we're on a good track this year and, you know, the weather, you take what you get. and, we're going to make lemonade out of it i guess. >> reporter: and for holiday travelers trying to make it home this weather has really thrown a wrench into their plans. a jetliner in pittsburgh actually got trapped somehow in the snow on the tarmac. as far as cancellations go, there were 1600 of them yesterday. more than 500 already today. and the airports in newark, new jersey, and al
. but this idea that retail is soft, was it the fiscal cliff? was it sandy? was it some sentiment that came out of the newtown tragedy? it's hard to say. >> but it may be a combination of all of those. we got a sense from the guests we brought on earlier this week, on monday, that it was not a great holiday selling season, as we ended the last day before christmas. and all those may be the reasons, carl. i'm positive i didn't think people really understood the fiscal cliff. i may have been wrong. perhaps it was something that weighed on people's minds. the weather always at issue. it could actually have been warmer weather as well that contributed. we've had some analysts say that because people don't feel they have to go out and buy a coat. >> because it will never get cold again. >> except today, when it's 28 degrees. we'll see how after christmas does. internet also, it doesn't appear as online sales are up as p as anticipated. and perhaps they made up for the loss of the brick and mortar. >> you were pointing out before the show, luxury was not immune to this. you would think it would be mo
in one of the deadliest school shootings in u.s. history. >> tragedy at sandy hook elementary. >> this is unspeakable what happened in this town. >> innocent children shot dead in their classrooms. the victims, 16 6-year-olds, 4 7-year-olds with 6 adults. >> emilie's laughter was infectious and all those who had a pleasure to meet her would agree this world is a better place because she's been in it. >> in newtown, connecticut, an outpouring of kindness and compassion, while a nation faced hard questions about mental health and guns. as the president issued an emotional call for action. >> for those of us who remain, let us find the strength to carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. >> randi kaye, cnn, atlanta. >>> well, also this hour, keeping an eye on a south american volcano. there is a red alert as it is called. but people are not evacuating. we'll ask an expert why and what we can expect from this. initiated. neural speeds increasing to 4g lte. brain upgrading to a quad-core processor. predictive intelligence with google now complete. introducing droid dna
police. in the wake of sandy, and the week's long struggle for hundreds of thousands of power. another long island power authority bites the dust or the head. lipa steinberg said to quit yesterday. the power authority is currently under investigation for performance after the storm. he joins three other line lip that have quit. first twinkies and now you can say good by to bazooka joe. the makers of the stylish tasty gum getting rid of new iconic comic. it will feature activities and brain teasers. also being ditched is red, white and blue colors. being replaced like w. like fuchsia or yellow we like to salem monday. hit the shelves in january. >> we have got the gum. >> the gum is sticking around? >> bazooka joe the comic is gone. >> i'm all right with that. >> only beaming part to the gum was the comic. >> i disagree. do you like the stalish gum. >> the first two seconds was bad and then about the next 30 seconds was good. >> right. >> that's all you get. >> then it was all bad. >> pretty much all gum is like that anyway, isn't it it? >> no. >> and then your jaw hurts. >> and that se
is losing ground after jumping 3%. we have sandy smith at the chicago mercantile exchange. you told us oil would hit $100. we're on our way. >> we are down with today's session. people stepped in to the oil market because it was struggling. it is still negative for the year at underperforming and crude oil is down a percent and again today the word is he'll like it did deal by the end of the year and those who do as an say it will not be right where it will be bad. we still are not talking about growing jobs so there is negative sentiment crude-oil prices down when typically during of big storm prices would go up but they're dropping because there is fear we will enter a recession and the country will struggle and they say if we enter the new year we will see higher taxes, lower home values in people struggling. it is not a good. they say that's speaker boner will cave in and we will not get a good deal. >> calls it these oil cliffhanger. >> it is rattling explaining why a trading volume was down there may be at camp saying it is a good price. exxonmobil refinery near chicago jeff? >> and
and unemployment fell to 7.7%. >> hurricane sandy did not have an impact on these numbers. clearly, you do have an improving situation here. >> the message we all want to send to members of congress is this is a solvable problem. >> we've only got 25 days until the fiscal cliff. >> according to "new york times," house speaker john ba boehner has asked democratic leaders to step aside so he and the president can negotiate a deal one on one, and no one is objecting. >>> the crisis in egypt remains volatile, with massive anti-government rallies planned today. >>> heartbreaking survival story for a woman stranded in the snow in the california sierra nevada mountains. >>> shoppers at a seattle macy's had to be hospitalized when an escalator they were riding malfunctioned. >> fire to the end zone. touchdown. >> broncos with their eighth straight win. >> all that -- >> three, two, one! >> my 50th birthday, she gives everybody a car and then she's all, thank you for coming to gayle's birthday! >> we're talking about oprah, right? >> no, of course not. >>> and all that matters. >> south carolina tea par
first responders at sandy hook and columbine were the teachers themselves. they put their lives in front of these bullets and in front of the shooters. let's not disarm these folks. we are certainly not training them to roam the hall ways looking for the shooter. we want to institute this conceal carry option in line with the district policies or school policies for the lockdown. when the lockdown fails, when the shooter gets into the classroom, the teacher doesn't need to do a lot of tactical training to access and engage a firearm pointed at the shooter that is to ten feet away and press the trigger. alleviating the option of jumping in front of the kids to soak up the bullet. >> cara costello talked with david keene about the move to arm teachers. here's what he had to say. >> 23,000 schools today that have armed guards. private schools and public schools. cops in the school program was initiated in the 1990s by bill clinton. whether an individual school wants that protection or doesn't want that protection is really up to the individual school and when we made that statement, whether
at sandy hook elementary. >> these mass killings have to stop and we have to do everything we can. it will include looking at how many bullets do you need in a magazine in a semi-automatic weapon. >> on "meet the press," david gregory asked the nra's chief spokesman, why not bring back the ten-year ban that expired in 2004. >> i don't believe that's going to make one difference. there are so many different ways to evade that. you had that for ten years when goin feinstein passed that in '94. columbine occurred right in the middle of it. it didn't make any difference. >> the prospect of a ban on macks or assault weapons had people in atlanta standing in line for more than an hour at a gun show. customers at this shooting ranging in arizona say those weapons are widely used by sports cnn guys that shoot clays, guys that shoot trophy animals, a lot of them are done with semi-automatics. >> a group representing mothers says it will fight hard for a ban. >> 80 million moms are not going to let the 4 million members of the nra drive the discussion on this. >> both sides are prepared for
crop sending prices sky high. who can forget superstorm sandy. damages as high as $50 billion raising lots of questions about u.s. infrastructure and whether we should be spending money to fix it. >> number 5, china. is china slowing or leading the world? we do know choina will be the biggest economy in the world by 2020, for sure by 203. china getting more than a few mentions during the presidential campaign, probably because it's pretty clear china is both a competitor and a partner. >> number 4, europe. the european union was fractured by too much debt and the us a trty plans to fix it. that saga is far from over. >> number 3, the housing market finally bottomed out. the combination of low home prices and continued record low mortgage rates set off a building and buying spree. investors began buying entire neighborhoods but first-time buyers were also able to get a home of their own for the first time in years. as long as they had a hefty down payment. >> number 2. >> cnn projects that barack obama will be reelected president of the united states. >> the next. more than just about
to that? there was a bill introduced by the ways and means committee in the house, sandy levin that called for this legislation. the speaker was going to bring it up to kill it but he kobt kill it and then we moved to plan b, the debacle of all debacles. it's the mother of all debacles. that was brought up in an effort to send us something. he couldn't even pass it among the republicans it was so absurd. he meaning the speaker. so it's very clear now, mr. president, that the speaker's number one goal is to get elected speaker on january 3rd. the house is not even here. he's told me he'll give them two days to get back here, 48 hours, not two days, 48 hours. they don't even have enough of the leadership here to meet to talk about it. they've done it with conference calls. people are spread all over this country because the speaker is basically waiting for january 3rd. now, the president campaigned on raising taxes on people making more than $250 thou,000 a year. the bush tax cut will expire at the end of this year. obama was elected with a surplus of about three million votes. he won the el
, the 12-12-12 concert that raised money for people who lost everything in hurricane sandy. hey, hey, you got me laughing ♪ ♪ hey hey you got me rocking ♪ hey hey you got me rocking ♪ . >> brian: the rolling stones, just one of the emotional performances. wnyw reporter theresa live outside madison square garden. a wild night. >> a wild night indeed. good morning, brian, good morning, everyone. for six precious hours, the victims of hurricane sandy put their troubles aside and they watched rock royalty jam out in a way many of us have never seen before. we are a region that unites in good times and in bad. last night was no different. we came together to help a neighbor in need essentially to say, hey, we have got your back. this show was billed as one of the greatest rock line - ups of all time. it did not disappoint. as you mentioned, we had the stones. we had the who. we had paul mccartney. we had bruce springstein. we had bill gee joel, eric clapton of the we had aeshah keys, the list goes on and on of the they played brand-new songs and they played oldies but goodies. the song
in the growing debate over gun control in the aftermath of the sandy hook elementary school tragedy. the head of the nra, standing by his comments about preventing similar mass curse. >> if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our school to protect our children, then call me crazy. i will tell you what the american people, i think the american people think it is crazy not to do it. it is not going to make any kids safer. we have to get to the real problem, the real causes and that's what the nra is trying to do. there are so many different ways to evade that if you had that. you had that for 10 years when dianne feinstein passed the ban in '94. columbine occurred right in the middle of it. it didn't make any difference. i think that is phony piece of legislation and i do not believe it will pass for this reason. it is all built on lies that have been found out. heather: gun control advocates equally adamant about their position. here's democratic senator charles schumer. >> he was so extreme and so tone deaf, not even saying that guns had any part of the problem. that h
of superstorm sandy. investors are still concerned about the looming fiscal cliff. >>> blizzard warning in up to six states. in arkansas the national guard has been called to provide ambulance service for residents. heavy snow and strong winds will lead to whiteout conditions across the ohio river valley. the heaviest snow is expected to move into western pennsylvania and new york state this afternoon. >>> hundreds of american families wanting to adopt russian children may have their dreams dashed. they have given final approval for a ban on such adoptions, seen as payback for a recently signed u.s. law imposing travel and financial restrictions on human rights abusers in russia. >>> there are six days left until the u.s. crosses over the so-called fiscal cliff. in case washington doesn't make a deal we're doing our best to get you ready. every day we're taking a look at how the fiscal cliff if we go off the fiscal cliff how that will affect you from the increase in your tax bill to planning for your retirement. today we'll focus on your portfolio. ryan mack joins me via skype from detroit. >
been really leveled. 100% of the businesses are gone because of hurricane sandy, and also 70% to 80% of the residents cannot come home. so they're just trying to do their best to just get it back up and running and we're just trying to bring attention to it. >> you're nice to do that. >> we understand with a fan video, actually, that led to you getting involved. >> yeah, a girl named charlotte who is a 10-year-old girl from new jersey and, you know, new jersey, new york, huge parts of our lives as musicians that have given us this chance. so we owe it to them. >> doing great work. meanwhile, your career, man, you guys are doing incredibly well. you really are. >> welm, we're pretty amazing. >> that's what happens. >> you do say so yourself. it's always good to have you here, pat. >> always good to be here. >> all right. have a good holiday. >>> mr. roker, we'll have much more ahead, but first, let's go inside, natalie's got a check of the headlines. >>> u.s. officials tell nbc news that the syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons against its own people as president assad
%. superstorm sandy and the looming fiscal cliff disrupted the shopping season. >>> and if you are returning my holiday gifts, have your right and a lot of patience. usa today reports 14 of 25 on-line retailers in one study are issuing refunds slower than last year. for in-store returns some retailers have shortened return windows and are charging restocking fees, especially for technology. >> thanks. >>> straight ahead on your morning wednesday news, weather is coming up, and lebron james takes it to the oklahoma city thunder in a rematch of the nba final. aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ ♪ i got it made, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say ♪ [ male announcer ] at subway, you got it made. try a steak, egg white & cheese, tricked out any way you want. subway. eat fresh. but the acidic levels in some foods can cause acid erosion.
-atlantic, the result of hurricane sandy. nationwide, spending stalled in december with worries about the looming fiscal cliff and the tragedy in connecticut. >> we never got the christmas spirit back going running again. there were just so many distractions that were being thrown at the consumer. >> reporter: there were some bright spots. home furnishings, women's clothing and jewelry. many shoppers said the season of giving continues. >> i like giving, even to myself. >> that was john yang reporting. >>> as always, let us know why you're awake. send an e-mail to wayt waytooearly@msnbc.com and we'll read the best responses later in the show. no obscene responses. not going to read any of those. still ahead on "way too early," tim tebow is having a rough exit interview in new york, lashing out on critics who say he quit on the team after getting passed over for the third-stringer in sunday's game. that's next in sports. >>> plus, a massive aquarium bursts at a mall in china, mixing sharks with helpless shoppers. sounds like a place i was at over the weekend. we'll bring you that story and get an update
, in the wake of the sandy hook school tragedy, a new plan from the controversial sheriff in arizona. he wants armed volunteers to patrol the schools there. we'll get into that debate. >>> then, we'll share with you a romance story 20 years in the making. it began with a simple love letter in elementary school. >>> plus, did you get the gift for the holidays that, well, just wasn't you? a record number of returns are expected this year. but did you ever wonder what happens next? we'll take you inside a warehouse where many of these items go and actually wind up getting resold at some pretty deep discounts. >> i like the sound of that, deep discount. we'll go shopping, too. >>> we begin this morning with the stormy weather blanketing parts of the northeast. dylan dryer has the latest. >>> yes flar, this time it looke southern new england will get the brunt of it. you see the warnings and advisories posted all across the northeast. basically stretching right down into ohio. and into parts of even northeastern kentucky. it's in southern new england from boston back into rhode island where we will
and callousness, but a complete disconnect from the people, she tweets that the victims of hurricane sandy are projecting negativity. she obviously has no connection to the real people. >> eric: she's probably the biggest celebrity meltdown of 11, 10. >> juliet: and keep on going. patrick. >> five years out of the past six. >> eric: there you go. >> kelly: you ask the question, where are the people who should be supporting her as well. >> juliet: elmo? >> kelly: we know what happened to him. >> eric: thank you patrick. >> juliet: where is hillary? word this morning she's heading back to work. so can we expect to finally hear from her regarding benghazi? one of the lawmakers fighting for answers coming up next. >> kelly: then we hated traffic until we saw this guy. the local reporter that dances his way through friday. >> juliet: i think we need to book him. ♪ a tree's falling ♪ . >> kelly: i love that. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it findone, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a
sandy, that was a natural disaster, to think that all this really is man made, still boggles the mind. >> sickening. especially with claims back to 350, decent number this morning. >> there is a little bit of interpretation to that. to think that the government, federal government certainly was closed on monday and tuesday, some of the state government was closed for both days, one of those days as well, saying maybe it came in a little bit light. some interpretation but funny to see all the headlines crossing this morning saying the futures were moving based on claims or the treasuries based on claims numbers and not what was going on on the fiscal cliff. >> a crummy start to the year we get a fourth strike on top of all that, true. >> not such a crummy year for japan. japanese stocks rallying you can the yen continuing its slide against the dollar in all the major currencies, in fact. asian markets mixed overnight trading. the nikkei climbing to a closing level not seen since just before the march 2011 earthquake, marking a third day of gains, mostly drive bine hopes for a new stimu
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, here's the top stories for you today. people on the eastern shore who were affected by superstorm sandy are getting some much- needed help. federal government has sent more than $1 million to aid to the sandy victims there. fema says they have received hundreds of applications for assistance and they are still processing those requests. >>> joe krivak has died. he coached from 1987 to 1991. the school reports he died tuesday night. in the 1980s he worked with standouts like frank wright. he was 77 years olds. >>> a check on the weather now before you head out the door. here's meteorologist mike masco. >> 41-degrees in town and outside the beltway into the 30s. so pretty chilly morning. lots of wind out there making our real feel numbers feeling like it's into the low and middle 20s and that will be the deal today. 39 your two degree guarantee mostly cloudy skies. it's a gusty wind we have a high wind advisory for the afternoon hours. a little bit of a breeze for friday. with a blend of sunshine and clouds. and then take a look. going into saturday, and sunday morning, wintry mix of some
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the nra's recent comments following the sandy hook elementary strategy. a lot to discuss with david gregory, moderator of "meet the press." the president and congress have left town for the holidays. any chance they might come back early, any sense of a deal in the works? >> i think there is a deal in the works. it is just a smaller deal. they will be back next thursday. i have been talking to folks on capitol hill and the white house. i think they are going for a smaller deal that could put off some of the effects of the fiscal cliff and get a tax cut extension for those making $250,000 or less. wealthier americans would pay for. you would avoid the fiscal cliff for now. you kick the can down the road. this is washington dysfunction at its height but it would forestal the cliff >>> i wonder if we are seeing a change to speaker boehner that got his hand slapped by some members of his party. is there long-term damage here? >> the white house is that they don't have a real partner to negotiate with. republicans are facing a reality that the public is supportive of raising taxes on wea
a major civil trial in february. >>> a memorial for sandy hook victims and a show of support for tighter gun laws in new york. hundreds of demonstrators marched over new york city's brooklyn bridge and stopped in the middle of the bridge to read the names of the children and adults killed at sandy hook elementary. >>> it is christmas eve. around the world, key events are already under way. thousands are celebrating in bethlehem, the birthplace of jesus christ. at the vatican, both benedict will celebrate with a christmas eve mass at 4:00 p.m. eastern time. >> incredible live pictures. >>> a cyber war with santa right in the middle. if you and your little ones want to keep tabs on santa this holiday season, have you options. not one, but two santa trackers. that's right the ever reliable stand by at noradsanta.org, currently over russia, and google's new version, which includes games and activities, find that at google.com/santatracker. >>> dana. >> i think we could keep it old school with norad. we can try both. ahead on "starting point," the nra doubles down on calls forearmed police of
to the president in the days and weeks after hurricane sandy, wasn't he? >> well, he was, and, you know, i tried to pick republicans because i wanted to be nice to them today, but -- >> if ever you were going to do it, today's the day, richard. >> i think though all kidding aside chris christie showed real leadership in the wake of the terrible disaster that people in his state suffered through, and, you know, what impressed me about him and i don't usually agree with him on much, that he was willing to speak the truth and talk cooperation and need to put partisan politics aside. >> he took a lot of heat from republicans for doing that right around election time. you have such an interesting time. american girl dolls are on your list this year. >> well, you know, i have no keds and this was an absolute discould have couldry for me this year. i've never been to an american girls store, and we opened it up in miami. i never saw so many girls going crazy. really felt heartwarming, dolls that look like you, dolls that look like me, like dana, even have dolls that look like richard. male dolls, femal
, connecticut. >> when i heard about sandy hook i felt really bad for all the kids who had died. >> i wasn't surprised he had wanted to do something. i was surprised he wanted to follow through with it and it made me really proud. ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. patti ann: a remarkable story of one man's efforts still going on to return a wedding ripping to its rightful owner. douglas bendenetti, a snow chain installer in california. he was working on interstate 80 seeing a man frantically running up and down the road. he said he was looking for a his wedding ring which he lost while putting chains on the car. he gave up but he stranger kept looking for his ring. >> he wasn't wearing clothing for wither. looking for light on cell phone. it got cold and slipped off and went back looking for it and had no luck. he was disappointed. definitely disappointed. generally gave me idea of 1/8 o
. if that sounds familiar, it was one of the areas leveled by hurricane sandy. and a phi sparked by the storm, the 50-foot long whale is believed to be a female hump back. experts say the likelihood of it surviving isn't good. the whale appears to be very skinny and weak. >>> lathis afternoon, the late daniel inouye's successor will be appointed. brian schatz will fill the seat. he's flying to d.c. with president obama. he was widely expecteded to appoint colleen hanabusa to take over. before his death, inouye appointed her to take over. >>> there's a plan being considered in one state. >>> plus, a day at the office with one of the richest men in the world. a look at what's on warren buffett's desk. that's just ahead. when you have diabetes... your doctor will say get smart about your weight. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with fifteen grams of protein to help ma
in newtown, connecticut are paying tribute to sandy hock's victims. a kindl is being lit for each children and 6 adults and volunteers are being asked to take half-hour gifts to make sure candles keep burning. one mother said, quote, it's all about the kids and the families and newtown police officers who have began through so much have received an entire gift. the whole force got the day off thanks to officers from other communities filling in for them. >> the pope's message. make room for god. he said the faster we could move, the more efficient or time-saying appliances become, the less time we have. he also said we're so full of ourselves we don't make room for each other and he called for peace in the middle east and the end to the violence in tieria. thousands celebrated christmas in the same place this we believe josephus was born. >>> hollywood is mourning the death of jack klugman this morning the versatile actor was loved by millions of tv viewers. younger fans probably remember him as a crime-fighting coroner in the hit tv show "quincy." he'll probably be best remembered for his
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